IEEEtran bibliography style doesn't work [closed]

I'm using IEEEtran bibliography style, but for some reason it isn't working.

My paper.tex file includes the most recent version of IEEEtran files, as follows:

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{IEEEabrv,IEEEexample}


The command I'm using to build is:

bibtex paper
latex paper
latex paper


The output I get is:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
...

l.24 \end{thebibliography}


Can anybody help me?

Thanks

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closed as too localized by lockstep, egreg, Joseph Wright♦Jun 3 '12 at 14:36

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You need to latex before bibtex –  David Carlisle May 19 '12 at 23:23
@DavidCarlisle, thanks for your help, but I already did that and it doesn't work. –  Dayvid Victor May 20 '12 at 7:03
Please make a complete, small, document that shows the problem and bib file and edit them in to your answer. –  David Carlisle May 20 '12 at 10:22